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#1 dotty27

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

DS will be 3 in Feb and TT has been pretty completely lead by him, he chose not to wear nappies any more and was doing very well, but now we are getting a little wee about 20c size in jocks first every time, before he will go to toilet, how do we avoid this, have tried going back to reminding, this hasn't worked??
Next question, 2 weeks ago DS decides he had to start wearing jocks to bed, we were very excited, (previous was in pull ups) we had two nights dry, then wet, but he didnt realise or wake because of it, then two more dry night now 3 in a row of wet, and again isn't waking because of it. I've suggested maybe going back to pull ups but he is insisting no, Any suggestions or advice, my life is in the laundry ATM, and struggling to get other washing done.

#2 axiomae

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

I have never toilet trained a LO but I know I wasn't completely dry at night until about 8 years old. Mum said I was fine in the day, but I just slept so deeply that I didn't wake overnight. It wasn't every night, a couple of nights a week usually. Mum said she gave up stressing over it as I didn't wake, just slept until morning and wasn't phased by it. He'll work it out in his own time (although hopefully for you not in five years time!)

#3 PatG

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Can you put a folded up towel on something waterproof under him for when he is sleeping so that you have less to wash?  I assume you get him to go before he goes to bed, other than that I think you might have to wait.

#4 NunSoFeral

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I recommend brollysheets for the night wetting issue - they are fab, no more stripping the bed, just rip it off and chuck it in machine They have packs of two so you can have one in  the wash/cupboard and one on bed.
Also, if you are not already - limit drinks 1 hour before bed and get him to do a wee just before getting into bed.
As for daytime issues - I'd say back again to taking him every hour or so or reminding him "Time for a wee little man".
He is still quite young, so it make him some time to manage this himself.
He really is doing quite well!

Edited by gettheetoanunnery, 17 January 2013 - 09:42 AM.

#5 DrFeral

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

The small amount of leakage you describe is perfectly normal. I've seen it in both my kids. Seems like it something they need to learn... how long they can hold before they really NEED to go.  I would continue as is and just make sure you keep changes of clothes with you. Don't make him feel bad but just remind him when he shows signs that he really needs to go.

As for the overnight TT. I wouldn't sweat it. Both my kids were night trained much, much later than day trained . Unless you are getting at least a whole two weeks of dry nights I probably would use pullups for a while. Also limit drinks before bedtime and we ffound waking them up to go to the toilet before was helpful as they were having trouble learning to rouse themselves when they needed to go.

#6 dotty27

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Thank you for your replies, yes we get him to go to toilet before bed, and he then can't have a drink after bed but he does have water next to his bed?? If I took this away it may cause dramas, not sure. We have waterproof mattress protector, and then sheet, so it's sheets and mattress protector and pillow case and pillow protector I'm having to wash,  haven't had to do quilt yet thank goodness.
With day time when we ask he says no to needing to go and can get upset if we make him go and I don't want that, as not interested in forcing him to be TT like i said this has been his choice! He is going to pre kindy this year and needs to be day trained to be able to attend

#7 dotty27

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Have bought two brolly sheets, as much as I'd prefer the pull ups back on I think he is going to insist on jocks

#8 MAGS24

Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

I found that my DS1 used to wet the bed more when he wore underpants to bed. When he wears just his PJ pants or shorts without underwear, he didn't wet the bed as much and seemed a bit aware that he needed to go to the toilet at night. He is now five and has only stopped wetting the bed completely within the last four months so it does take a while sometimes.

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